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The Night Stalker

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The Night Stalker

A spotlight on a dusty stage;
The last of day crept on the floor
As blood filled eyes that never age
Now peered up at his coffin's door.
The hunt that fate can never sate
Now prowls across the foggy moor
And slips within the village gate
With appetite that must restore
The blood of life that lives and dies
And then is born to seek again.
A painful truth that never lies,
A curse so real it never ends.
Another lured to evil's whim,
Drawn to the eyes they can't resist,
Reflecting distant candle dim,
And falling there to life's last kiss.


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  1. Date: 4/17/2014 7:22:00 AM
    I agree with mandy, should've placed much higher...I'm seeing some terrific poems for this contest down in the HMs, goodness, and I thought I was a tough judge!! this is atmospheric, and the writing reads very elegant and 'classical' to me - congrats!

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 7:52:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/16/2014 5:39:00 AM
    Love it and congratulations this should have placed higher it fitted the brief far better xx

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 8:03:00 AM
    Feeling like Bram Stoker is alive. Congrats on the win, craig

  1. Date: 4/6/2014 10:59:00 AM
    excuse me sir, could you explain how did you divide the four feet of this lines "A spotlight on a dusty stage"?

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 4/6/2014 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sure Muhamm-- a SPOT /light ON /a DUS/ ty STAGE 1 2 3 4
  1. Date: 12/11/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Who's the meter man! YOU are! ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/8/2013 6:55:00 AM
    Like it Craig a worthy winner xx

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Awesome win and well deserved. Such a vampie-rish reality vividly portrayed. ~K

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 1:22:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Craig

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:00:00 PM
    AYYAA Craig! A wonderful piece! Congrats on kicking my butt! LOL Seriously Craig this is really good :)

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 6:10:00 PM
    Very engaging rhyme and tale. Congratulations on the top spot.

  1. Date: 12/6/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Grat job and win Craig!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/6/2013 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I meant great, oops.
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Carig, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA